Man fatally shot in front of SW Baltimore bar

26-year-old victim transported by friends to hospital

second shooting of the night

May 05, 2010|By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun

A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in front of a Southwest Baltimore bar Tuesday night, according to city police.

Officers responded to a call for a shooting in the 2100 block of Frederick Ave. about 11:15 p.m., police said. By the time police arrived at ALHO Bar and Package Goods, the victim, identified as Jonathan Byrd, had been transported by a friend to Bon Secours Hospital, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Byrd, of the 400 block of Watty Court, was transferred to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after his condition deteriorated, police said. He was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.

Byrd was sentenced to 25 years in prison with all but eight years suspended after being convicted in June 1999 of attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He had not been arrested since, other than drug charges in 2007 that were later dropped.

Earlier in the night, a 41-year-old man was shot in the left leg and abdomen in Northwest Baltimore, according to police.

Officers arrived at the 2900 block of Clifton Ave. about 7:45 p.m. after a call for a shooting, but the victim had been taken to Shock Trauma by friends, police said.

His condition is not known.

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article.

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